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    Question ID: 41232Country: Pakistan

    Title: Surah in Salat

    Question: I have heard from few sources that one must recite surah in an order which is mentioned in Quran during Salah else salah would be considered as makrooh. For example in first rakah one can recite Surah al-Masad and in second rakah it can be al-Ikhlas. However I do not find any Hadith etc. for this. Please clarify if this is important to recite surah in an order or it can just be random?

    Answer ID: 41232

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 1441/1072/D=1433) The order of the holy Quran is tauqifi i.e. it is fixed from Almighty Allah. It is wajib to read it on the same order. Hence it was makrooh doing against it. It is mentioned in Shami: وان يقرأ منكوسا بان يقرأ فى الثانية سورة اعلى مما قرأ فى الاولى لان ترتيب السور فى القرأة من واجبات التلاوة وانما جوز للصغار تسهيلا لضرورة التعليم . شامى ص: 404

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India